U-M Student Government Rejects Israel Boycott Proposal
The University of Michigan Student Government has rejected a proposal calling for a proposed anti-Israel boycott.
The Michigan Daily reports the vote came early this morning following hours of debate that began Tuesday night.
The proposal before Central Student Government had been tabled without action last week, leading boycott supporters to stage a sit-in at the government's offices in the Michigan Union.
Hundreds of people attended the meeting.
The resolution backed by a group called Students Allied for Freedom and Equality, and using the hashtag "UMDivest" on Twitter, would have urged the university to sell holdings in companies that are accused of enabling Israeli human rights violations.
Besides protest organizers, other campus groups also encouraged students to attend. They included Hillel, which represents Jewish students on the Ann Arbor campus.
--- Information from: The Michigan Daily, http://www.michigandaily.com